First Converse Chuck Taylor update in 98 years
NEW YORK (AP):
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans rejoice! Your favourite sneaker is receiving its first construction update since debuting 98 years ago.
The idea behind the All Star II is comfort, Converse said in a statement last Thursday.
The update is made of durable Tencel canvas, as opposed to the cotton kind, with higher tech shock absorption in Nike Lunarlon for the footbed. There's foam padding inside at the ankle, non-slip padded tongues and perforated micro-suede liners along the interior sides.
For the exterior, the iconic circle patch is embroidered on, and eyelets will be coloured to match the shoe. In addition, the sole is slightly higher than traditional Chucks.
The easily recognisable rubber toe cap will remain. The new shoe goes on sale July 28 (tomorrow) in black, white, red and blue.